Austin’s one-man “rock/pop/ballad/bossanova/clank.”
Half the main songwriting duo behind Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, Mike Cooley’s long been reluctant to go it alone, but this two-night run marks his Austin solo debut. In the early days, the Hole served as the Truckers’ favorite local pit stop, so it’s also a homecoming. Cooley’s new live LP, The Fool on Every Corner, alternates between rowdy and sentimental, just like the characters in his songs. Sure to be lots of DBT favorites. See interview on the Earache! blog. – Jim Caligiuri
Lost in the riots and recklessness now synonymous with the Odd Future party bus is the degree to which Tyler, the Creator and his Cali cronies held hip-hop in a death grip in 2010, releasing a string of mixtapes that shook the industry and ushered in a new era of juvenile shock rap. This spring’s OF Tape Vol. 2 lacks the luster of Tyler’s “French!” or Earl Sweatshirt’s “Luper,” but it’s still enough to elicit wide-eyed amazement. Across the river, punk thrashers and OF labelmates Trash Talk blow out the speaker box via October’s 119. – Chase Hoffberger
Emo’s East/Red 7
’Bama-born Muscle Shoals find finally debuts The Alabama Love Man.
Nineties major label alt.rock industrialists regroup at home venue.